Island Malt Whisky
Island Malt Whisky is a general term for the range and variety of single malt Scotch whiskies produced on the islands around the the perimeter of the Scottish mainland. These Islands (which exclude Islay) are not recognised in the Scotch Whisky Regulations as a distinct whisky producing region, but are often considered to be included as part of the Highland Malt Whisky Region. The island of Islay is itself recognised as a distinct whisky producing region.
The whiskies produced on the Islands are extremely varied and have few similarities, though can often be distinguished from other whisky regions by generally having a smokier flavour with peaty undertones. The principle list of Island malts include those found on Lewis, Arran, Orkney, Jura, Skye and Mull.
We endeavour to offer a wide array of interesting styles of Island Malt Whiskies encompassing as many of the principle island styles as we can.